Storm Jocelyn Triggers Flood Warnings and Alerts in the West Midlands


As early flood defenses were being prepared, Storm Jocelyn caused the West Midlands to issue warnings and alerts.

Until Wednesday afternoon, the region and a significant portion of the United Kingdom were under an amber alert due to the tenth named storm of the season.

Until Friday, portions of the upper River Severn in Shrewsbury were at risk of experiencing inundation.

Wednesday morning saw additional storm watches issued for Shropshire, Warwickshire, and Herefordshire, but it was anticipated that the storm would subside by the afternoon.

“Our colleagues at the Environment Agency have issued flood warnings for the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and the River Vyrnwy at Melverley,” Shropshire Council reported.

“Early flood defences will go up in Frankwell tomorrow.”

Additionally, the River Lugg, situated south of Leominster in Herefordshire, and the River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge in Warwickshire were susceptible to flooding.

Travel disruptions have been reported in a significant portion of the United Kingdom less than twenty-four hours after Storm Isha caused the demise of two individuals and left thousands without electricity.

Wednesday morning, the number of flood warnings (indicating impending inundation) in England and Scotland stood at 21 and 37, respectively.

Storm Jocelyn is expected to progressively weaken from the south as it departs the United Kingdom later on Wednesday, according to forecasters.

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